LAST weekend it was the champions for Whitley Bay – this Saturday it is the current league leaders.
Ian Chandler takes his side to Ryhope to face the surprise package of the season Sunderland RCA at their Meadow Park ground on Saturday.
David Coulson is likely to be sidelined with a knee injury while LeePaul Scroggins begins a lengthy suspension.
When the sides met at Hillheads in October an excellent crowd in excess of 550 saw Whitley lose 3-2 after leading 2-0 with less than half an hour to go.
Goals have been hard to come by in recent weeks for the Seahorses, with only two coming in their last four games, a period during which the prolific Paul Chow has failed to find the net.
Victory on Saturday would give a much needed boost to Whitley’s faltering league campaign.